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Added a light today.

Finally got around to adding a light today. Also threw on some reflector tape. I went with a 12 volt deep cycle lead acid bettery. Ive had it on for 1 hr and still it is still going bright. My EOD was too dark and dangerous last year. No street lights on my road. I found an engine with light output, but after going threw my whole engine and got it running like a top i decided to leave it alone. I kind of like having a light without the engine running as well. The little battery came out of a Verizon VIOS box and fits perfectly under the starter. I wish I had an LED light but I just used what I had hanging around the shop. The light is a Grote I intended for a project that went south a couple years back. I just bought some wire and a switch from TCS. Not to shabby for 8 bucks.
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Great job on the restoration AND the head light addition.

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Great restore and the light is a nice touch. Well done!

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Thanks guys. It was really fun and a great learning experience. Credit to the guys who take there time to help out on the forum. Since joining it has giving me the skill to easily build my dream machine and save a few from the boneyard. The cash from rescuing machines doesn't hurt either. So I now proudly display the gold plaque. GTG Walking Dead is on.

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Finally got around to adding a light today. Also threw on some reflector tape. I went with a 12 volt deep cycle lead acid bettery. Ive had it on for 1 hr and still it is still going bright. My EOD was too dark and dangerous last year. No street lights on my road. I found an engine with light output, but after going threw my whole engine and got it running like a top i decided to leave it alone. I kind of like having a light without the engine running as well. The little battery came out of a Verizon VIOS box and fits perfectly under the starter. I wish I had an LED light but I just used what I had hanging around the shop. The light is a Grote I intended for a project that went south a couple years back. I just bought some wire and a switch from TCS. Not to shabby for 8 bucks.
Blower looks great! I wonder if that switch you installed is going to have any problems with water seeping in.... Maybe see if there'r a rubber cover available for it.
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Skutflut good catch. I didn't even take that into consideration. I made sure all connections are weather tight with shrink tube but overlooked the switch. Just saw some on a couple different sites around 5 bucks for 10 of them. Hopefully the rubber holds up in extreme cold.
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Thanks guys. It was really fun and a great learning experience. Credit to the guys who take there time to help out on the forum.
I have a very similar set up for my light though I have put in a nine LED light which gives me over 5 hrs but I bet could last for much longer.
As soon as I'm done I plug the battery on a battery maintainer with the quick connect it comes with on the battery.

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